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US sports scholarship agency FirstPoint USA has appointed Ross Duncan as Chief Commercial Officer as part of a recruitment phase as it ramps up international growth plans.

more than 20 years of experience in sports marketing, Duncan joins
FirstPoint having built up his own golf marketing consultancy over the
past 18 months, following a successful career with Scottish Golf where
he held roles both as Marketing Director and Development Director. He
had previously worked as Brand Manager for Sunderland Football Club and
Sponsorship Activation Manager for Whyte & Mackay. 

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan will
develop and implement all commercial and marketing strategies, driving
revenue, market penetration and building partnerships, with
responsibility for overseeing all domestic and international revenue

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developed a career within sport, I wanted to stay within the industry
and for the opportunity to join a fast-growing, ambitious company with
global aspirations, with the added benefit of supporting talented young
sportsmen and women, was hugely appealing,” said Duncan.

had previous dealings with FirstPoint USA who had been a sponsor of
Scottish Golf during my time there, so had maintained a keen interest in
the company’s development. I am looking forward to playing a part in
our continued growth as we explore new markets and opportunities. It is a
dynamic team and one which I’m very excited to be a part of.” 

in 2001, FirstPoint has for 20 years supported young-student athletes,
initially from the UK but now across the world, in securing sought-after
athletic scholarships with more than 2,500 US colleges, including
former Masters champion Danny Willett and US-based Scottish golfer
Russell Knox.

thrilled that Ross has joined the growing team here at FirstPoint to
help us drive our next phase of growth, with a real emphasis on
increasing our international reach through strategic partnerships and
commercial opportunities
,” said FirstPoint founder Andrew Kean.

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brings a wealth of experience with his strong sporting background, most
notably in golf and football, which will benefit not only the young
people and families we support, but our partners and staff too.”

USA, a UCFB company, is proudly headquartered in Glasgow with
international offices in Manchester, London, Shanghai, Dubai and

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